Saturday, 2 February 2013

Dream big

Hello lovely bloggers,

Here is a card I have made following the sketch at

The printed paper was sent to me by Shirley-Anne and I have distressed it's edges and sponged them with antique linen. The plain inner layer has been distressed and sponged as well. The butterflies and sentiment are from Unity and I have used forest moss to stamp them. Have attempted to colour in the butterflies with water colour pencils.
 I have used my Sakura gold gel pen over the butterflies and around the sentiment. Believe me, it looks less depressed in real life. 
This kind of makes a tired card for the bright and motivating sentiment, doesn't it?

I will also submit this card in: - anything goes - anything goes

Wish you a happy, arty crafty weekend,


Jean said...

I really like this card, the butterflies look pretty and delicate like the moths that land on my kitchen window at night, and the backing paper compliments it all so well.
Jean x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Monica, I like the beautiful butterflies the colours and the sentiment.
Kevin xx

1CardCreator said...

This is stunning Monica, I am sure it will sell immediately! ~Diane

jimlynn said...

I think it's beautiful! Love those gorgeous butterflies and all the distressing just makes it stunning.

Laura said...

This is a pretty pretty card, Monica. I love the butterflies and how you distress the sentiment.

Skye said...

A beautiful card. Your colours work so well together. love the butterflies

Sylvia Anderson said...

Beautiful card Sweetie, i love the uncluttered design.
Thank you for joining in the Crafting Cafe Challenge x

Donna Ellis said...

Gorgeous card, Monica! Love those butterflies with the gold, and the monochromatic green is very pretty.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card,lovely muted colours
Thank you for joining us at
The Crafting Cafe
Hugs Debbie DT

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Monica ..Simply a lovely card , not dreary at all .Beautiful butterflys are that which bring it to life .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

ps. email me with postal address..

Lyndi said...

What a gorgeous CAS card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe for our first ever challenge. x

Dawn said...

Monica, this is just beautiful! Your butterflies look almost real! Thanks so much for joining us at The Crafting Cafe for our first ever challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Love all the touches of gold!

Patrice said...

You rock...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

Merry said... have been such a busy lady. Another wonderful card. Those butterflies are beautiful.

Ria Montefalcon said...

I love the butterfly stamps you used on this card, and the touch of gold is just perfect. So glad you played along with us at The Crafting Cafe.
xx Ria

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning, I love the beautiful colour and those butterflies are so pretty. Thank you for joining in with the Crafting Cafe challenge blog
Lindsay xx